Pietro Brosio Gallery

"The Universal Peace", 1976, oil on canvas 100x70cm.


December 28, 2009


Christmas is over, but they are still climbing!

December 24, 2009

Christmas 2009

Buon Natale!

Merry Christmas!

December 17, 2009


In piedmontese dialect "torèt" means "small bull" (the bull is the Turin's symbol). The torèt are little public fountains, typical of Turin, with a bull head from which drinking water comes out. The torèt date back to the beginning of the 20th century and are about 700 in the city.

December 12, 2009

Porta Palatina

The Porta Palatina is a roman gate on Turin's north side; it dates back to the I century A.D.

December 7, 2009

The Sanctuary of Consolata

The Sanctuary of Consolata, known simply as La Consolata, is one of Turin's most splendid example of the baroque. The Sanctuary dates back to Guarini and Juvarra (centuries XVII-XVIII) and in 1906 became papal basilica by the Pope Pio X. The worship of Saint Mary the Consoler dates back to the 4th century but received great impulse in 1104, when, on 20th June, the blind Jean Ravais, coming from Briançon after a vision, found the effigy of Consolata got lost and simultaneously recovered the sight. From then on the worship of Consolata has never been interrupted.
The superior altar, inaugurated in 1714, is due to Juvarra. In the middle, displayed among a series of angels, the Byzantine-inspired picture of Consolata.

Our Lady Consolata

On the vault the fresco showing the glory of the Virgin (Bartolonio, century XVIII)

December 2, 2009

Ecological Day

In this image, a residential part of Turin at the foot of the hills. On the top over there, at a height of 660m, stands the Basilica di Superga (1731), designed by the architect Filippo Juvarra.

Ecological Day, which takes place the second day of every month, is a creation of Sonia at LEAVES OF GRASS